Michigan State baseball continued its explosive start with a 14-5 win at Abilene Christian on Sunday to complete the four-game series sweep.
Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading Michigan State over No. 20 Michigan 86-68 on Sunday before a record sellout crowd of 12,707 who watched the in-state rivals in their only meeting this season.
Stretchered off in their 80-63 loss to No. 16 Purdue, fifth-year senior guard Eron Harris will have season-ending surgery on his right knee, according to a press release. After the game on Saturday, Harris returned home with the team and underwent an MRI for further diagnostic tests.
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Lea Foerster and Kelcey Carrasco hit home runs as MSU took a 13-2 victory over Robert Morris to close out the weekend.
It only makes sense that Mark Dantonio and Bob Crable got to know each other through church. Dantonio, the new head football coach at Cincinnati in 2004, has long been soft-spoken but unafraid to speak out about the importance of faith in his life. Crable, a College Football Hall of Fame honoree from his time at Notre Dame, had returned to Cincinnati four years earlier to coach Archbishop Moeller, a Catholic high school.
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Michigan State rapped out 35 hits to score 28 runs in sweeping a doubleheader at Abilene Christian on Saturday, winning the afternoon game, 9-7, before erupting in the nightcap, 19-7.
For the second straight night, the Michigan State hockey team came out on the wrong side of a one-goal game with No. 14 Ohio State as the Buckeyes topped the Spartans, 4-3, on Saturday at Munn Ice Arena.
Eron Harris told me recently the biggest misconception about him is that people think he’s selfish. “That’s the furthest thing away from the truth,” the Michigan State senior guard said. I don’t think we know Harris very well. We know his game. We see its flaws and strengths and the one-on-one elements that can be confused with selfishness. What what I saw in MSU’s locker room Saturday evening at Purdue, though, wasn’t the product of a selfish existence. A selfish or detached teammate wouldn’t impact a room like this.
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The former transfer from West Virginia was counted on to be one of Michigan State’s biggest scoring threats this season but has been plagued by inconsistency. That has not hurt his standing with his teammates, though, some who were brought to tears as Harris hit the floor with 9:18 left in the second half and screamed in pain after his right leg buckled. “It was really difficult,” freshman Miles Bridges said. “He’s like a big brother to me so I’m just praying for him, hoping everything goes well. I just gave him a hug.”
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Draymond Green is blue-collar, through and through. The Saginaw native and former Michigan State standout is unwilling to be outworked, regardless of the collateral damage.Friend or foe, don’t stand in his way. He will run you over.
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Michigan State was firing on all offensive cylinders on Saturday afternoon, plating 22 runs in defeating North Dakota, 22-5, on Saturday afternoon. MSU did damage both with smallball and the longball, as MSU had four home runs (including two grand slams) and two doubles among their 18 hits. MSU also drew seven walks in the game, and had three stolen bases.
The Michigan State women’s golf team will play its second tournament of the spring this coming week when the Spartans host the Central District Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Feb. 20-21. The 54-hole event will take place at the par-72, 6,265 yard St. Lucie Trail Golf Club.
The injury looked very bad, but head coach Tom Izzo confirmed that he was at the arena still and walking on crutches. Izzo said it was a “badly sprained knee” and that the injury “isn’t anything great.” He is out for an unknown time, but Izzo admits that he will be out for a good portion of time.
Michigan State blown out 80-63 in West Lafayette by Purdue and Caleb Swanigan isportsweb
Michigan State basketball was starting to pick up the pieces and put themselves back together after being blown out by their rival Michigan just 10 days ago. Two straight home victories over Iowa and Ohio State was a good start, but a win over No. 16 Purdue wouldn’t only provide a confidence boost heading into the final regular season stretch, but also enhance their NCAA Tournament resume tremendously.
Michigan State hammered at Purdue as Eron Harris leaves with knee injury MLive
Michigan State took a heavy loss at Purdue on Saturday. In more ways than one. In an 80-63 loss to the 14th-ranked Boilermakers, MSU starting guard Eron Harris left the floor on a stretcher with an apparent significant right knee injury.
Three Takeaways: Boilers Smoke Spartans, 80-63 The Only Colors
First and foremost, prayers to Eron Harris. The senior’s season looks to be in serious jeopardy after a right knee injury midway through the second half. Here’s to a speedy recovery. In regards to the game, this was expected. Purdue is a horrible matchup for Michigan State defensively, with two huge skilled players surrounded by a bunch of knockdown shooters. On the other end Michigan State just can’t get out of their own way.
Highlights, top performers at Purdue Spartan Avenue
Well, Saturday’s rematch with Purdue wasn’t exactly what Michigan State basketball was hoping for. The Spartans had a chance to notch their first true resume building win, but came up short after a mediocre finish to the first half. They were tied at 14 after the second media timeout, but it was all Purdue after that.
Eron Harris leaves game on stretcher as MSU falls to Purdue, 80-63 State News
Caleb Swanigan earned his NCAA-best 23rd double-double of the season, as the Spartans fell to the Boilermakers Saturday afternoon, 80-63, in the final matchup between these two teams in the regular season.
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue dominate Michigan State, 80-63 Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward flipped his arms up incredulously. Picking up his third foul earned him a quick ticket to the bench. Kenny Goins trotted onto the court to replace him. In 45 seconds, he was whistled for his second and third fouls. And then each picked up a fourth. With more than 14 minutes to play. By the time they finally fouled out, any hope Michigan State had of a comeback had long since left Mackey Arena.
Purdue too much for Michigan State in 80-63 Spartans loss Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State lost to No. 16 Purdue 80-63 and watched one of its senior leaders suffer a serious leg injury Saturday in West Lafayette. The Spartans were down by 19 midway through the second half when guard Eron Harris landed awkwardly on his right leg after attempting a layup. Harris went to the ground yelling in obvious pain as trainers from both teams rushed to him. MSU players then gathered around Harris and became emotional, with Miles Bridges being seen on TV with tears on his eyes.
Michigan State trounced by Purdue Detroit News
Michigan State had a chance to add a road win over one of the top teams in the Big Ten on Saturday. Instead, the Spartans were simply outmatched. Michigan State had few answers for Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas as No. 16 Purdue completed the season sweep of the Spartans with an 80-63 victory at a sold-out Mackey Arena.
Michigan State Falls to Purdue, 80-63 MSUSpartans.com
Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 18 points, leading No. 16 Purdue to an 80-63 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. With the victory, the Boilermakers (22-5, 11-3) take a half-game lead over Maryland and Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings. The Terrapins and Badgers, who play Sunday in Madison, are 10-3.
MSU Drops Road Test to Purdue, Loses Harris Impact Sports
Michigan State traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday afternoon in hopes of earning a much-needed signature win over the No. 16 team in the nation in the form of Purdue. They left with a loss in the box score, and another loss in the form of a senior guard.
What he said: Tom Izzo addresses Eron Harris’ injury, is ‘not discouraged’ by 80-63 loss to No. 16 Purdue Land of 10
The worst news for Michigan State on Saturday wasn’t the 80-63 loss at No. 16 Purdue, but rather the ugly right knee injury suffered by senior guard Eron Harris. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo addressed the injury to Harris — who left on a stretcher in the second half — after the game.
Caught in a comical mismatch, Michigan State has no answers for Purdue MLive
Michigan State fell to No. 16 Purdue, 80-63, on Saturday to fall to 16-11 overall and 8-6 in Big Ten play. Some immediate observations from Mackey Arena
Michigan State notes: Miles Bridges’ day typifies Purdue nightmare Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges saw the time ticking away on Michigan State’s blowout loss at Purdue. He sensed a chance to vent his anger on the rim. The freshman forward grabbed one final rebound, pushed the ball up the court, then darted toward the basket. As Bridges bent his knees to take flight, the ball got stripped out of his hands. He tumbled toward the baseline, slamming shoulder-first into the padded basket stanchion. It was that kind of day.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team improved its win streak to six as it concluded its Presidents Weekend events with a 6-1 victory over Army, Feb. 18.
Offense was at a premium until the rain started, and Southern Illinois took a 4-2 win over Michigan State at the Madiera Beach Tournament on Saturday morning.
Michigan State returns to the road to take on No. 20/20 Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. for the only regular-season meeting between the in-state rivals this season. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington and Vera Jones on the call. The two teams have not met in Ann Arbor since Jan. 4, 2015. Overall, the Spartans hold a 65-18 series lead over the Wolverines.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team improved to 8-1 by defeating Cincinnati, 5-2 on Saturday morning at the MSU indoor tennis facility. It was the end of a five-match homestand for the Spartans, who finished with a 4-1 record over that span.
A little less than a month after the first meeting, Michigan State heads to West Lafayette today to take on No. 16 Purdue. And just like the first game, the Spartans will have their hands full against a Boilermakers team that can beat you in multiple ways.
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With only five games to go in the Big Ten season, Michigan State’s chances for much needed wins are rapidly decreasing. Three of the five are against ranked opponents, the first of which just so happens to be today against Purdue. Can Michigan State overcome basically the worst matchup imaginable? We shall see.
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